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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There’s no easy way to win the Kentucky Derby. The one thing you must be is a horse. After that, it’s all about luck. The good kind,kids moncler jackets Cheap Moncler Jackets Outlet, by the way.That’s what makes this story a tale of two barns. A horse named Lookin At Lucky,moncler gueran Cheap Moncler Jackets Outlet Online (18), trained by Bob Baffert, a winner of three Derbys. His rider, the brilliant Garrett Gomez. ”He’s a big-time rider. He’ll make the right decisions,” Baffert assured himself.The horse became the favorite early moncler nantes hooded down coat in the week when Eskendereya, the one potential superstar in the field, dropped out with an ankle injury. Suddenly, Mr. Luck had packed his bag and moved into Baffert’s barn.Eskendereya’s trainer was the luckless Todd Pletcher. He wins Eclipse Awards, more money than almost anyone else, and manages his huge stable of 175 horses with all the seeming ease of a man filling out a lineup card. Pletcher came into the Derby with absolutely no luck. The man who was 0-for-24 in the only race America cares moncler black jacket about was trying again with four horses. Eskendereya’s absence was all the proof anybody needed that Pletcher’s luck was still on the fritz.Baffert talks about luck but he knows a shot in the head when it’s delivered. Wednesday, when the draw for post positions was held, Baffert’s luck was a non-starter. In previous years, the draw was a two-step process. The horse drew a number that allowed the trainer to choose his post position. The No. 1 pick is what every trainer is after. But not this year.Churchill Downs changed the process this year and returned to the simple draw used at all tracks. So when No. 1 was announced,moncler jackets online Cheap Moncler Jackets Outlet Online (50), and was followed by the words Lookin At Lucky, Baffert was probably looking for a chair to kick. The one post at Churchill Downs is Devil’s Island. And the rush-hour crowd of horses coming into the first turn could only make life miserable for Lookin At Lucky.The trainer isn’t supposed to admit concern. ”Just what we wanted,” is the most often used lie. Baffert, a great kidder, wasn’t kidding when he answered the obvious pink moncler question about his draw. Whatcha think Bob, horrible? Huh? Huh?Baffert’s baffertesque answer: ”Plan A is to break well. Plan B is we’re screwed.”As it turned out, he was right. Lookin At Lucky was bumped, blocked, bothered at the start and mashed even harder inside the first furlong.He was running, if that’s the word, 18th. ”There were too many things going on,” Gomez said later. ”I got bumped two or three times. That’s what moncler jackets online shop I was worried about going in. He wasn’t real willing to help me the first sixteenth of a mile and take some of it. After the first (bump), he wasn’t willing to take too much.”He showed some life, finally, turning for home. Getting off the rail, he closed to within six lengths daunenjacke moncler of the leader, Super Saver. But that was the extent of his run. No gas, no luck. He finished sixth.What Baffert thought he saw: ”You don’t realize how bad the one (post) is. One horse took out Lucky immediately. Then Kent Desormeaux (on Paddy O’Prado, who finished third) finished the job. We didn’t get a chance to run.”The horse doing moncler coats for cheap all the best running was Super Saver and Super Calvin. He came up the rail, unbothered. Got off it at one point, and got back. (Baffert: ”Some riders go to the rail. Calvin, he goes on top of the rail.”)The winner was pulling away when Ice Box, from the far outside, closed like a meteor. Didn’t help. He finished 2-1/2 lengths away. ”Steadily getting to the winner,” was how the the race chart notes had it.Didn’t matter. Mr. Luck had moved back into Pletcher’s barn. His name is Calvin.